Joining the recent surge in kids specific mountain bikes is SCOTT. With rider progression at the forefront of the new designs, SCOTT has released several new bikes especially to make your kids faster than you. In the new, aptly named, Future Pro line-up is two enduro bikes, two trail bikes, a number of hardtails, and a gravel bike.
Firstly, the SCOTT Future Pro Ransom 600. It's every bit as Ransom as the adult's bike but shrunk down to a kid-friendly package. It gets a 140mm X-Fusion Slant fork with 130mm of travel out the back, provided by an X-Fusion 02Pro R trunnion mount shock. There's a full Shimano Deore 11-speed drivetrain with BL-MT501/MT-500 brakes and it rolls on Kenda Hellcat tyres. The bikes also come with an 80m dropper post, that's a pretty serious build for a kid's rig.
Making this bike an extra bit special is that it comes kitted with a flip-chip to adjust the bike for different wheel sizes. That's right, it can run either 24" wheels or 26", perfect for adapting the bike as your child grows. However, the Future Pro Ransom 600 comes with 26" wheels out of the box, whereas the Random 400 comes with 24".
Geometry-wise, the 26" Ransom 600 gets a 65° head angle, 76° seat tube angle, and 425mm chainstays. Then the reach is 360mm. In the high position, the one you would pick for the 24" configuration, the head tube steepens by .7°, the chainstay shrinks to 422.6mm and there's a 76.7° seat tube angle. The reach lengthens a touch to 366.8mm.
Also in the new Future Pro line up is the Spark 700. This one runs on 650b hoops and gets 120mm of squish at both ends, coming from a Fox 32 and a Fox Float EVOL Performances (with TwinLoc) which like the Ransom, is also trunnion mounted. This one comes with a full SRAM Eagle SX drivetrain with Shimano MT501 brakes. There's also that 80mm dropper.
Touching on the geometry, the size S gets a 67.7° head tube angle, a 72.9° seat tube angle, 428mm chainstays and a 409.7mm reach.
It would be sacrilege to forget the hardtails in the line-up, of which there are a few which offer 24", 26" and 650b wheel sizes. There are also options with a suspension fork or a rigid one and just like the rest of the line-up they come with a very solid spec, featuring drivetrains from SRAM and Shimano.
Last but definitely not least is the Future Pro Gravel 400. It goes without saying but it's the brand's kid's specific gravel bike that comes with a Shimano Sora 18-speed drivetrain Kenda SmallBlock8 tyres and Tektro disc brakes. Note that it only comes in one size with a 328mm reach.
Prices for the Future Pro line-up start at £700 for the gravel bike and they go right up to £2,500 for the Spark 700.
As for the Ransom 600, that'll be £1,550 and the 400 is £1,500.
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